Philippa's speaking events have included...

Simplify Solids Early Child Educator's Professional Development Workshop


15th August - BNZ Partners Centre, Russley, Christchurch

This is a perfect course for educators that work with infants from six months to one year of age. With a focus on digestive health and fostering sleep, this workshop will enable you to confidently advise parents about providing solids to their infant as it provides the latest research on the ideal age to start solids, healthy food options and the ideal quantity of solids for each age and stage. You will also learn about purees, Baby Lead Weaning, how much variety is truly good for a child in the first six months of solid food along with how to make nutritious homemade solids. This workshop helps to put the latest research, fads, and recommendations into perspective, while providing a healthy, logical guide about solids from the age of six months to one year of age. 
When we introduce and feed solids in a way that respectfully works alongside the child’s basic digestive biology we foster a relaxed disposition and support comfortable exploration of an infant’s food, body and environment.

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Parenting Week


21st - 31st August
Parenting Week is a great opportunity to up skill through many diverse speakers and workshops.  I will be holding two of my workshops...

A Baby’s Cues – learn to read and respond knowingly
This extensive workshop focuses on responsive care, providing parents, teachers and health professionals with simple but significant facts about a baby’s early digestive biology, along with delivering a deeper understanding about what a baby is truly communicating and how to respond knowingly WITH them to foster calm and nurture developmental sleep. It is an ideal workshop for all that work with, or have a newborn to six month old, settled or unsettled.

Wednesday 30th August
9.30am-12noon 
Grace Vineyard Beach Campus, 111 Seaview Rd, New Brighton
Bookings essential here Tickets $10.
Sponsored by BabyCues and Archer Kingdom Ministry Fund. Hosted by Youth Alive Trust
 

Simplify Solids
Learn how to support comfortable exploration of food for your infant while nurturing their digestive function. When we introduce and feed solids in a way that respectfully works alongside the child's basic digestive biology we foster a relaxed disposition and positive mental and physical development. This workshop helps to put the latest research, fads, and recommendations into perspective, while providing a healthy, logical guide about solids from the age of six months to one year of age inclusive of quantities and suggested menus. 

St Christophers Church, 244 Avonhead Rd, Avonhead
Bookings essential here Tickets $10 
Sponsored by BabyCues, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board and The Archer Kingdom Ministry Fund.


You and Your Child Expo - SPACE NZ Trust


15th October, Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Space NZ Trust brings you the ultimate one-stop information & shopping event for children, parents, caregivers & expectant parents. Highlights include a range of the best products, parenting conference, seminars, workshops, demo areas, kids entertainment all at a large, central venue, Westpac Stadium. No booking required. I will be speaking on...

‘5 Digestive Facts You Need to Know’
This in-depth talk will benefit all parents and facilitators that attend, as it shines a spot light on five biological digestive facts that can make a world of difference to a newborns mental and physical development in the first year of life. Currently, much of what parents get taught about how to feed their baby actually compromises digestive health for the baby, leading to unsettled feeding, arching backwards, pedaling legs, short sleep cycles and sometimes the diagnosis of colic, reflux, lactose and dairy intolerance. By attending this talk you will not only learn what those mistaught aspects are, you will also learn calming techniques that foster digestive health and deep developmental sleep for your baby.